Thursday, 29 January 2015

For Sale: Pocket Chameleon Filofax

Due to having a massive declutter and trying to reduce the amount of things I don't use, I'm selling this pocket chameleon filofax. I've barely used it and it is in excellent condition. The colour is the lovely aqua it has leather pockets and a leather zip compartment.




The organiser doesn't come with a diary but it does come with refills it also came with a box (which is shown).
 I've only used it for a couple of weeks maximum ever since getting it so I can't justify keeping it. 

I'm open to offers but would like £40 {+3.20 P+P} for it as it is now a discontinued filofax and preferred method would be via paypal.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

I Miss You...

For Dad..

Two weeks ago I moved my bookcases around and while I was moving my Children's, YA & Classic's bookcase I noticed that my copy of Sherlock Holmes wasn't closing properly and when I opened it I found this card inside.

I bought the card for my Mum & Dad back in 2010 to send after we returned back to Plymouth after Christmas but before my Dad got sick. Sadly I never got to send it and for some reason I put it inside the last birthday present my Dad ever sent me, the complete collection of Sherlock Holmes.

I cried three different times that day after finding it. It's the little things that really kick me in the gut nowadays when it comes to missing him.

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Birthday Wishlist!

Birthday Wishlist

It's 13 days till my birthday and to be honest there's not a lot I want. But I feel it's a bit of a tradition to post a wishlist so I picked a few things I wouldn't mind, along with everything on my Christmas wishlist still because I didn't ask for anything on it! D'oh!!

Obsession in Death by J.D Robb - As there's always a release during February it will always be on my birthday list. Can't wait for this one, it sounds so good!

Green Moleskine - Moleskine's are my favourite notebooks and I really want a green one!

Poirot Collection Nine - The end is nigh! At least for Poirot and this would finish off my dvd collection perfectly!

Lunch with family & friends - Some quality time with the people I love the most!

Compact Filofax - Kind of like always putting the J.D Robb books on my wishlist, it wouldn't be a birthday wishlist without a filofax and I'd love a compact one so my handbag wouldn't be quite so heavy.

Penguins @ The Deep - There are PENGUINS at The Deep!!! So of course seeing the penguins is on my list. I just adore penguins and my Dad was really the only person who bought me penguin related things so I don't have high hopes of this coming through.

Burned by Karen Marie Moning - Finally, the next book in the Fever series came out, just yesterday actually! I loved the other books in this series so I hope this one will be just as good!

I love a good wishlist, do you?

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Little Things

Shark Ethan from Jade 

1. Little Dude finally had his surgery and is doing ok.
My best friend's little boy has been very ill as he's had Pyloric Stenosis which means he's been unable to keep down any of his milk and was vomiting a lot and needed surgery on his wee little tummy. He spent a week in Leeds hospital and has finally been allowed home this week.

2. I got Columbo for Christmas and I'm halfway through and loving it.
I've seen more episode's than I thought I had but I'm still watching them all.

wedding dress came 

3. I bought my wedding dress!
It came on Wednesday and I'm having a love/hate relationship with it right now. First I about broke my arm trying to get into it never mind trying to get out of it. Second rather surprisingly it needs taking in, in the bust and waist and I was going to have it taken up but now I'm not sure. Thirdly and finally it's extremely girly, it's lacey with sparkles and it's got a pink/peach under-thing under it and there's pink corset laces at the back. It's very different than what I set my heart on nearly 3 years ago.

4. It's my birthday soon.
I'm going to be.. actually let's not mention age. I'm getting cold feet about a lot of things right now and my birthday is right up there. However, I'm mainly asking for experiences for my birthday not gifts, although my Mum has still demanded a present list but I want to go for lunch with my Mum and her husband, I want to visit The Deep, I also want to visit Beverly for the day.

5. My body has finally been beaten and I'm getting that cold everyone has already had.
I've been trying so hard not to get sick, drinking fresh orange juice, staying wrapped up warm, eating right blah, blah, blah. But my body has finally succumbed and I feel like I've swallowed barbed wire.


6. I'm on a bad reading steak and it's p***ing me off!
Yes, yes. I read romance and it's not all good. But really the last two books I read clearly either didn't have editor's or really needed better ones because seriously I wanted to punch someone in the face for all the mistakes that were there, and for once there wasn't anything wrong with the actual storyline's! Which makes it even more frustrating.
So I'm currently having a little reading break and then will either read a J.D Robb In Death book or a Kevin Hearne The Iron Druid Chronicles book because at least I know I can enjoy those!

I've missed these posts! I think I'm going to try and do one every other week if not every week because some weeks the most exciting thing is just eating pizza and the bunnies being cute {which they are really good at}.

Let me know the little things that have made your week!

Monday, 12 January 2015

Dear Ryan...

Happy 9 Years!

Happy 9 years! {yes 9 not 10 that would be next year when we've been married nearly a year!}

I shouldn't say, I can't believe we've made it this far but really it's true. When I think back to how we struggled that first year we were together I never thought we'd get this far, never mind be engaged nearly 3 years and planning our wedding, that's really not far away, it shocks me, but in the happiest way possible.

We've had so many lows during these past nine years, we've both lost family members and you've been my rock through all those hard times and I hope I've been your rock too, but we've had some amazing highs as well!

You've taught me a lot about what makes a good relationship and I'm so glad I've got someone who thinks its 50/50 not all one sided, who doesn't get annoyed that I hate washing up, takes turns cooking every other day with me and likes to bake cupcakes. Although I still say what's yours is mine & what's mine is mine {jk!} 

It's not all sunshine and roses, there are hard times, there are struggles and I know you hate finding half drunk cups of tea in nearly every room of our house, just like I hate finding your socks wherever you feel the need to take them off {there have been some very strange places!} and that you have to repeat yourself three times to be heard when I'm reading, although I do the same when your gaming.

But that's what makes our relationship and I wouldn't change anything for the world, so I just wanted you to know that I appreciate every moment, the good ones and the bad ones, because they're ours, and I'm looking forward to spending many more years with you and how getting married will change our dynamics. Although the best bit for sure will be buying you Husband cards!

Love always, 
your ally xox